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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
A form of friendly societies, existing mainly in England, and constituted for the purpose of providing by voluntary subscriptions, for insuring money to be paid on the death of a member, or for the funeral expenses of the husband, wife or child of a member, or of the widow of a deceased member.
(See FRIENDLY SOCIETIES.)
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Burial Societies'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​bri/​b/burial-societies.html. 1910.